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Revision as of 14:59, 12 March 2014



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Montana

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
John Walsh Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Montana will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 10, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Montana is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 6, 2014. However, if the deadline was missed, late registration was available at county election offices up until close of polls on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014 (30 days before election day).[4]

See also: Montana elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by John Walsh (D). Walsh was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock on February 7, 2014, to fill the Senate seat of Max Baucus after Baucus was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to China on February 6, 2014. Walsh will hold the seat until the 2014 general election on November 4, 2014.

Candidates

Democratic

Republican

Declined to run

  • Democratic Party John Lewis, former aide to Democratic Senator Max Baucus
  • Democratic Party Brian Morris, state Supreme Court Justice

Race ratings

Washington Post top 10 races

According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in Montana is considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014. When Rep. Daines entered the race in late 2013, Republicans had a clear candidate to run for the open seat against Sen. John Walsh[10]

Campaign contributions

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Steve Daines

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Daines' reports.[11]

Steve Daines (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 12, 2013$15,407.18$252,869.34$(77,952.52)$190,324.00
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$190,324.00$430,922.42$(60,392.38)$560,854.04
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$560,854.04$642,537.15$(64,600.10)$1,138,791.09
Year-End Quarterly[15]December 31, 2013$1,138,791$827,134$(271,846)$1,897,935
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$1,897,935.17$1,215,460.20$(901,798.02)$2,211,597.35
Running totals
$3,368,923.11$(1,376,589.02)

John Walsh

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Walsh's reports.[17]

John Walsh (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End Quarterly[18]December 31, 2013$0.00$583,103.00$(147,554.00)$435,549.00
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$435,549.48$946,393.01$(684,576.50)$697,365.99
Running totals
$1,529,496.01$(832,130.5)

Polling

A poll released in November 2013 by Public Policy Polling shows regardless of the candidate, Daines is likely to win the seat in 2014. In a match-up against Democrat John Walsh, Daines leads 52% to 35%. In a match-up against Democrat John Bohlinger, Daines leads 51% to 36%.[20]

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Jon Tester won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Denny Rehberg (R) and Dan Cox (L) in the general election.[21]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Tester Incumbent 48.6% 236,123
     Republican Denny Rehberg 44.9% 218,051
     Libertarian Dan Cox 6.6% 31,892
Total Votes 486,066

2008

On November 4, 2008, Baucus won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Kelleher (R).[22]

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax Baucus Incumbent 72.9% 348,289
     Republican Bob Kelleher 27.1% 129,369
Total Votes 477,658

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Montana Secretary of State Website, "Montana Voter Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Politico, "Democrat Walsh files for Senate in Montana", accessed October 9, 2013
  6. Missoulian.com, "Bohlinger criticizes Baucus, Tester for early backing of Walsh in U.S. Senate race," accessed November 12, 2013
  7. Billings Gazette, "Wilsall rancher/political unknown says he’s running as Democrat for Baucus’ Senate seat," accessed August 16, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Politico, "Brian Schweitzer move aids GOP in battle for Senate", July 13,2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Washington Post "Another Democrat passes on Montana Senate race," Accessed August 6, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Daines 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 18, 2014
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 18, 2013
  14. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2013
  15. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "John Walsh Summary Report," accessed February 7, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "John Walsh Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "John Walsh April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  20. Politico, "Montana Senate race 2014 poll: Steve Daines in driver’s seat", accessed November 21, 2013
  21. Montana Secretary of State "2012 Election Center" Accessed July 8, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"